BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA: BOSNIAN MOSLEMS RETURN TO ILIDZA FOLLOWING HANDOVER FROM BOSNIAN SERBS
- Title: BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA: BOSNIAN MOSLEMS RETURN TO ILIDZA FOLLOWING HANDOVER FROM BOSNIAN SERBS
- Date: 12th March 1996
- Summary: ILIDZA, BOSNIA (MARCH 12, 1996) (RTV - ACCESS ALL) 1. LV CONVOY OF CARS ENTERING ILIDZA / PAN TO THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WALKING TO ILIDZA 0.08 2. SV SIGN SAYING SPLIT, MOSTAR AND ILIDZA 0.14 3. LV BOSNIAN MOSLEMS WALKING TO ILIDZA 0.20 4. SLV INJURED MAN IN WHEELCHAIR WHEELING HIMSELF TO ILIDZA 0.25 5. SV IFOR (IMPLEMENTATION FORCE) TANK 0.32 6. GV/SV PEOPLE POURING INTO ILIDZA (3 SHOTS) 0.48 7. SCU NEW BOSNIAN SERB MAYOR OF ILIDZA DUSAN SEHOVAC SAYING HE IS NOT AFRAID OF THE BOSNIAN MOSLEMS RETURNING TO ILIDZA BUT HOPES THAT THEY WILL BE FRIENDLY. HE IS NOT CONCERNED AT ALL BECAUSE HE IS AMONG FRIENDS (SERBO-CROAT) 1.01 8. SV HORSE AND CART IN LINE OF VEHICLES ALONG ROAD INTO ILIDZA 1.07 9. SV YOUNG PEOPLE 1.11 10.SV ROAST ON SPIT 1.16 11.SV MAN EATING 1.20 12.SV BURNT SHOP (2 SHOTS) 1.28 13.WIDE FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN FLAT LOOKED AFTER BY BOSNIAN SERBS 1.32 14.SV BOSNIAN SERB MAN CVIJAN TOSIC STANDING WITH BOSNIAN MOSLEM WOMAN EMIRA SOFTIC IN HER HOUSE. TOSIC SAYS HIS OWN HOUSE IS RUINED/ SOFTIC SAYING HE CAN STAY WITH THEM AND IF HE HAS NOTHING LEFT THEN HE CAN HAVE HALF OF WHAT THE SOFTICS OWN (SERBO-CROAT) 1.45 15.SV HUNDREDS OF TAXIS ARRIVING IN ILIDZA (2 SHOTS) 2.04 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
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- Location: ILIDZA, SARAJEVO, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
- Duration: 00:02:07
- Story Text: INTRO: The Sarajevo suburb of Ilidza has been handed over to Bosnian-Croat control. Although some militant Serbs burnt down or destroyed many buildings in the area before leaving, others looked after their neighbours' homes.
------------------------------------------------------------------ A Bosnian Moslem family arrived in Ilidza on Tuesday (March 12) to find that their Bosnian Serb friend had been looking after their house during almost four years of war.
Emira Softic and her husband arrived at their house in Ilidza for the first time in almost four years to find most of their home intact.
Their 56-year-old Bosnian Serb friend Cvijan Tosic had been looking after their flat and their possessions since 1992. Cvijan's own house had been almost totally destroyed so he moved into the Softic house - but he handed it back to the Softic family on Tuesday.
The Softic family sat down to coffee with Cvijan, who lives by himself, and discussed their situation. The Softic's say that Cvijan was welcome to half the furniture and belongings because he had stayed to look after the flat.
They also said he could live there until he found a place of his own.
Meanwhile, in another house, Emira Softic's relative, Edis Karahidzic, found his flat almost stripped bare apart from a photo album. He said he had not been lucky enough to have a neighbour to look after his flat.
The new Bosnian Serb mayor Dusan Sehovac, who took over on Tuesday, said he was not afraid for his own safety. He said he was not worried about Bosnian Moslems returning to the area and hoped that everybody would be friendly.
In a symbolic gesture after the handover on Tuesday, hundreds of taxis drove to Ilidza.
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